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Actress Kate Winslet says she’s ‘proud’ after smashing Tom Cruise’s underwater filming record

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Kate Winslet and Tom Cruise. TNS

Mitchelle D’Souza, Sub-editor/Reporter

Hollywood actress Kate Winslet has officially dethroned Tom Cruise as the star to film underwater for the most amount of time.


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Winslet, 45, achieved the feat while filming for “Avatar 2,” the long-awaited sequel to James Cameron’s 2009 epic “Avatar.”

Cruise previously held the record for holding his breath underwater while filming “Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation” back in 2011.

According to “Avatar” producer Jon Landau, Winslet beat Cruise by an impressive 74 seconds, bringing the record to seven minutes and 14 seconds.

kat animation 1 Winslet (left) and Saoirse Ronan in new film ‘Ammonite.’ TNS 

“It’s so funny because I don’t really read reviews or media things,” Winslet told Entertainment Tonight in a new interview.

“I’m not on Instagram, like I’m just completely disconnected from that part of my life.”

She continued: “So all of this week and the week before, I’ve had people coming up to me at work saying, ‘Oh my God, like seven minutes and 14 seconds? Like, what?!’ And I’m going, ‘What? Hang on, wait a minute. How do you know that?’”

The “Titanic” actress, who stars in the new film “Ammonite” opposite Saoirse Ronan, further revealed: “It was brilliant and I was very proud of myself and I’ll probably never be able to do it again."

The Oscar-winner said that she feels “very, very lucky” to “learn a whole new skill” as part of her job.

“That came at the end of four weeks worth of quite intense training and it was in the dive tank, it was in the training tank. But I loved it.

“We’re very, very lucky as actors that often we have to learn a whole new skill.”

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